Cardiff (On-site)
Edinburgh
London, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£39,100 - 46,000 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

UK (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester) - Hybrid or Remote

Ref: 5922

The job of a Save the Children UK's Campaign Manager (Protecting Children in Conflict) is varied and creates change.

  • Do you have experience creating impactful campaign strategies?
  • Do you have experience and knowledge working with campaigning and organising techniques?
  • Are you someone with an understanding of influencing public audiences to affect policy change?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive but thrives and can go on to change the world – and of inspiring and leading others to do the same?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

Note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a  vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Director of Campaigns and Organising, you will be responsible for designing and delivering campaigns and building our organising capability.

You will lead SCUK's campaigns and organising work on one priority area of our SCUK organisational strategy (including protecting children in conflict and child rights governance), leading on campaign strategy to ensure that our mission teams deliver impactful campaigns.

This role is part of the global leadership of campaigning for the Save the Children movement, contributing to and helping to lead international mobilisation moments on children's rights.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. You will support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.

Main Accountabilities

The Campaign Manager's duties will be to:

  • Lead Save the Children UK's campaign strategy on one priority area in our SCUK organisational strategy (including protecting children in conflict and child rights governance).
  • Lead the development and implementation of campaigning and organising projects that are engaging, impactful and deliver our strategic objectives.
  • Work closely with mission colleagues to ensure that their work represents campaigning and organising best practice and innovation, and with Fundraising & Marketing colleagues to deliver our Supporter Engagement strategy.
  • Actively maintain positive working relationships outside of your role, across the organisation and with key regional and national staff.
  • To support the development of strong relationships with key campaigning and organising partners and coalitions.
  • To advise and support the planning and delivery of national campaign and advocacy strategies in key countries, as well as global campaigns.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of relevant child rights issues sufficiently to deliver and represent relevant campaigns internally and externally and deputise as necessary for the Director of Campaigns & Organising.
  • To support Save the Children countries and members to develop strong civil society engagement and the building of social movements for change at national level.
  • Monitor and evaluate campaign activity and contribute to organisational and team evaluations, including commissioning, interpreting and sharing campaigns insight work.

Person Profile

Technical Skills:

  • Experience of leading development and delivery of impactful campaign strategies, with knowledge and understanding of a range of campaigning and organising tactics, and a track record of success.
  • Excellent understanding and experience of mobilising public audiences to affect policy change.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience of working with a wide range of campaigning and organising techniques and tactics and across diverse digital platforms.
  • Knowledge of working with civil society actors to deliver change and ability to effectively manage and work within networks and coalitions.
  • Understanding of target institution structures, processes and procedures.
  • Understanding and experience of using a theory of change approach to shape campaign strategies.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully using insights into public behaviour and attitudes to shape campaigning and organising strategies.
  • Knowledge of international development and / or conflict and humanitarian issues are desirable
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating campaigns and providing reports which track progress

Personal Skills:

  • Demonstrably strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • A willingness and ability to travel to countries outside of the UK.
  • Good project management skills, with a proven ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects, across a complex organisation.
  • Ability to operate within a predominantly self-servicing administrative environment.
  • Ability to deliver projects to high standards with minimum support and adapt easily to change.
  • Excellent communication skills, and experience building rapport and communicating effectively with a wide range of people at all levels and situations (on the phone, face to face and in writing), including in relation to highly confidential and sensitive material
  • A strong understanding of the external campaigning landscape, including the political landscape

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Remote Working:

The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. Commencing July 2021 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please visit our website.

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role
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Posted on: 15 June 2022
Closing date: 15 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Campaigning, Marketing